Best served with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. A wonderful healthy meal. Lots of ingredients, but worth the effort.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute white onions, green onions, carrots, celery, green and red bell peppers, and garlic until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • In a large bowl, combine salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and cumin. Stir in eggs, ketchup and half-and-half. Blend in vegetable mixture from skillet. Add ground turkey, chicken sausage and bread crumbs. Mix well with hands, then shape into a loaf. Place into greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 70 minutes, or until cooked through and nicely browned. Let rest for 10 minutes, then serve with gravy.

  • To make the gravy: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute shallots with red and yellow peppers until tender, about 10 minutes. Season with thyme, bay leaf and black pepper. Stir in half-and-half, garlic, beef stock and chicken stock. Increase heat to high, and boil uncovered until liquid is reduced by 1/4, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and ketchup. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Stir in remaining tablespoon butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Strain gravy, discarding bay leaf and thyme before serving.

Nutrition Facts

491.3 calories; 33.6 g protein; 30.6 g carbohydrates; 236.1 mg cholesterol; 1443.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2009
The meatloaf was fabulous - very tasty and very hearty. Loved all the vegetables. i didn't make the gravy as I didn't have time that day. I used a store gravy. I will try that next time since the main recipe was so good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2004
The taste of the meatloaf was pretty good although I was cooking for my family (4 kids) and all the kids thought it looked odd. Since it calls for ground turkey it turns out very pale and not looking like a typical meatloaf. My husband liked it and did make some sandwiches from the leftovers. Since the kids won't touch it I probably won't be making again. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2009
The meatloaf was fabulous - very tasty and very hearty. Loved all the vegetables. i didn't make the gravy as I didn't have time that day. I used a store gravy. I will try that next time since the main recipe was so good. Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2004
The taste of the meatloaf was pretty good although I was cooking for my family (4 kids) and all the kids thought it looked odd. Since it calls for ground turkey it turns out very pale and not looking like a typical meatloaf. My husband liked it and did make some sandwiches from the leftovers. Since the kids won't touch it I probably won't be making again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2003
We loved this recipe. I must confess to not being a big cumin fan so I left that out. I cannot imagine that this would have been any better with it. The gravy was just deeeeeeeeeelish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2008
Excellent flavor! A lot of work but well worth it. I had trouble finding chicken sausage so I used low fat Jimmy Dean sausage. Also came out too wet so next time I will only use 1 egg. I did not strain the gravy since it tasted fine with the cut up vegetables. I only discarded the bay leafs and thyme. Figured after cutting up more vegetables for the gravy I wasnt' go to toss them I'd eat them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2006
Meatloaf was good with the gravy. Must have the gravy (double the gravy)! Also mine was really sloppy (I doubled the recipe so the conversion might have affected it) and I had to add ALOT of bread crumbs. Doubling made enough for like 20 people. Overall good with the garlic mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2009
awesome flavor...on advice of others less one egg more garlic. Made an organic packet gravy ran out of time. Kiddos ate it for dinner lunch and dinner the next day. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2007
The chicken sausage gave this meatloaf a unique taste. The half and half and all of the different vegetables was waay too much for this recipe. The gravy was horrible (too thin watery and milky). Next time I'll just stick to my regular salsa beef meatloaf!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2003
My husband does not really care much for meatloaf but this recipe was a hit. The combination of vegies and spices in this meatloaf made it an instant favorite. I did add cheesy french fried onions on top which gave it an extra element of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2008
I loved this recipe. I did not have time to make the gravy so this rating is based only on the meatloaf itself. I did find it to be spicy from the cayenne but I happen to like spice. Mine needed a bit more breadcrumbs. I used turkey sausage instead of chicken. I minced all the veggies in a food processor. Instead of placing in a bread pan I formed a free standing loaf in a baking pan. It cooked for 60 minutes total. It was alot of work although it was worth it. If you are like me and love something different with unique flavors this recipe is for you. Read More
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